New Delhi: Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who potentially is playing his last real competition in the Indian shirt, looks set to go not far off where Team India will in the long run need to supplant him. With Rishabh Pant broadly touted as the one to supplant the Jharakhand wicket-guardian batsman in future, Dhoni ensured that couple of players including Pant ought to be kept prepared on the off chance that a damage sidelines maybe a couple players picked in India's Champions Trophy squad.
According to a report in The Times Of India, Dhoni himself had requested that BCCI keep 5 remain by players prepared for unexpected conditions that may occur in England considering the players have been playing relentless cricket for as long as nine months or something like that.
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"It was Dhoni's thought to keep the standbys prepared. The Indian group has endured a considerable measure with breakdowns amidst enormous arrangement," a top BCCI authority was cited as saying by TOI.
The chose standbys - Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Suresh Raina and Shardul Thakur - will be sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore directly after the IPL 2017 gets over to guarantee that they remain fit as a fiddle and great shape on the off chance that the need emerges to fly them to England.
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